But I feel good when at home
As a traveller I like to go on my own and I use tours only when it is impossible or too uncomfortable to travel alone. When visiting a country I search a balance between top sites and less travelled ones. I like to walk in the streets of a town where there is nothing to see but people living and working there.
I also like the atmosphere of islands. They are often very quiet, more human in size and people living there have a good sense of their identity. Azores, Cape Verde and Vanuatu Archipelago are my top 3, probably because nature dominates and the mass tourism still ignores them.
Paradoxically, I like also what is wide like deserts, pampas and steppes. I found them in Oman, Argentina and Mongolia.
"Violent" landscapes are fascinating: volcanos, rocky mountains and jungles. I live very near Swiss Alps, dreamed in the middle of Andes, climbed the Stromboli and sweat in Malaysian jungles.
Arts and culture are a must. You find them everywhere and it's a gift.
Switzerland is my home country. I live in Oron-la-Ville near Lausanne (Lake of Geneva) in the French speaking part.